With Adele winning six grammys, she deserves having a world-class artist immortalising the event! But whom to chose? Henri de Toulous-Lautrec comes to mind… the french post-impressionist painter reknown for his paintings and posters of the Moulin Rouge. Unfortunately, that is not possible since he died at age 36 in 1901.
For my Adele parody, I am picturing her going back in time to the 1890’s and walking into the Moulin Rouge with her six Grammys in her arms and catching the attention of Toulous-Lautrec. So instead of painting “La Goulue arrivant au Moulin Rouge” he paints “Mademoiselle Adele arrivant au Moulin Rouge”. I’m sure that given a choice, Toulouse-Lautrec would have preferred painting Adele instead of La Goule. You can learn more about Toulouse-Lautrec in an informative biography on the Simply Art website. For a down to earth look behind the hype surrounding La Goule, you can read the photo essay in the Burns Archive, La Goulue, “The Glutton” Lautrec’s Muse, Fallen Idol of Le Moulin Rouge.
You can see more parodies on celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Angelina Jolie, Tom Tebow and Jeremy Lin in the celebrities gallery.